It's no secret that along the banks of the Detroit River is a trove of sunken trash and treasure: a DeLorean discovered in the '80s, a stolen bronze statue, and guns — lots of guns. But thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.
#EXCLUSIVE: 30,000 artifacts unearthed at the future site of the replacement Ambassador Bridge span... and the dig is only 1/3 complete. Watch @CTVWindsor at 6 to learn about the timeline - and how the project is helping make progress toward #Indigenous reconciliation pic.twitter.com/uBKkkYQLHv— Rich Garton (@RichGartonCTV) January 10, 2019
An update to the dig, which is set to be completed by 2019 but admittedly could take until 2020, was shared on CTV News Windsor Thursday night during which AECOM Canada's Charlton Carscallen said the excavation is "first and foremost a chance to relate an archaeological past to a modern present."